Foreward Together
…for we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard. - Acts 4:20

We have opportunities to spread the Gospel in ways we just never had before. Let’s not be afraid of that; let’s embrace it.

– Bishop Burkat

PageImage_communicateHow we communicate, the media and channels we adopt, affects all aspects of ministry. Increasing our Synod’s capacity to tell our stories in more visual and compelling ways and providing state-of-the-art tools will help us better communicate our ministry and stories.

Our communication outcomes will include:

  • Developing channels through which congregations and leaders can easily share with each other what they are learning.
  • Providing more communication equipping events, consultations and peer advisors to help your congregation tell its story better.
  • Becoming fluent with the evolving communications and our ability to reach out to digitally-connected generations.


Equipping    Innovating     Communicating    Networking

Stories of Communicating

June 7, 2017

“It’s a fun and exciting time to be the church”

Watch video now! 500 years on from the Reformation, “God is doing a new thing among us,” Pastor Timothy Johansen of Temple Lutheran Church, Havertown, says of the Forward Together in Faith campaign. In living memory congregations have experience glory days, with packed pews and full coffers, as well as confusing years when endowments and […]

January 13, 2017

God is Calling Us To Do a New Thing!

God is calling us to do a new thing here in Southeastern Pennsylvania! It’s not easy being the church today. That’s why Forward Together in Faith is raising $2.5 million to help equip your congregation for the future of ministry. It’s an investment in our Synod’s leaders and congregations. (Click the image above to hear Pastor Bryan Penman […]

May 13, 2016

Faith Grows Its Communications

At Faith Lutheran in Northeast Philadelphia, the congregation were admittedly “amateurs” at using social media when they won a communications audit from Forward Together in Faith at the 2015 Synod Assembly. “The consultant from Kairos was very affirming to us in that at least we were trying,” says Pastor Owen Griffiths. “We were stabbing in […]

February 18, 2016

Using Images in Your Church Communications

Images are worth at least 1,000 words in today’s digital communications. Photos and videos give viewers of your web and social media presence a sense of who you are as a congregation. But because of concern for the safety of children and the privacy of members, use of images can pose challenges. In this article we’ll […]